Ok Im pretty sure taht every one here knows that its preferable to feed F/T or F/K (Frozen /thawed & fresh/killed) but some of you may be lazy like me. Yes Im lazy Im not gonna give any exscuses cause there is no exscuse.
I just had a feeding day that left me swearing I will never feed my snakes live again!
PLEASE DONT READ IF YOU ARE VERY SENSITIVE TO DETAILS WHICH INVOLVE SNAKES EATING! If this doesnt apply to ya feel free to skip this [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
First off I started with a rat pup I reached in the enclosure I keep them and the mother sunk her teeth into my thumb YEEEEOUCH! I put it in with my male Ball python and he went, for some reason, for the rats right arm and started twisting trying to coil on it not at all constricting on the body of the rat. I thought he was gonna tear the arm off [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] it was brutal the rat went limp and he went and started eating after he got the head and forarms down the rat woke up BLECH it went down kickin the whole way. Deffinately NOT COOL! I was afraid it would start biting down or scratching on something inside my snakey.
Ok so then it was then time for my boa to eat. She eats small to medium rats. I put her into the designated feeding tank, go get a rat, put it into a plastic bag ready to whack and kill it before I put it in with the snake. I swung it and then I felt bad and chickened out so I took the rat out and dropped it into the tank with Hugs my boa. Hugs dives for it in a matter of seconds, bites it right in the side and coils leaving the rats mouth free to bite her. Which it did 2 or 3 times I reached in to get its mouth off of my snake and the sucker bites me too [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] OUCH That HURT! I try and break its neck but cant so I have no choice but to sit there holding the scruff of the rats neck to keep control of the rat.
MAN how AWFUL!!!
I have vowed feeding live is just plain crazyand inexcusable ! Its way too stressful and I dont wanna deal with it anymore!!!!
If anyone out there feeds live please reconsider its very dangerous and I can vouch for the snakes getting bitten, it realy hurts!! This is not a freak thing and it does happen even if you are standing right there to help out. Of course most people dont realize they need to reach in and help until their snake is bein chomped on [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] by that time it could lose an eye or later get a serious infection and i dont know about everybody's areas but here finding a good knowlegeable herp vet is almost impossible.
ok Ill get of my soap box now [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] I hope I didnt gross anybody out too much [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]